Présentation

In this piece where unbridled expression hogs the spotlight, Thierry Smits goes for a particular form of cabaret with its extravagant, exaggerated and somewhat trivial aspect in order to evoke our contemporary world’s sometimes funny, often absurd and revolting excesses.

Cabaret contemporain

Throughout a series of short sequences, the themes tackled are not just those dear to Smits (sexuality, gender issues, gay marriage and its detractors), but also others that can be found in news-headlines and which touch upon global warming, consumer society and the rise of reactionary tendencies.

A disconcerting and fast-paced performance, Cock-tails ushers us into a subversive universe that knows virtually no limits, especially in how the dancers’ bodies are used to express extreme situations where humour is used to convey scenes with cabaret’s quintessential trashy, kitschy and excessive vocabulary. The performing artists masterful interpretations at once remind us, however, that we have been invited into a world where performances have been carefully and rigorously crafted in order to lampoon our societies and their aberrations.

DATE CONTENU

Dates

In this piece where unbridled expression hogs the spotlight, Thierry Smits goes for a particular form of cabaret with its extravagant, exaggerated and somewhat trivial aspect in order to evoke our contemporary world’s sometimes funny, often absurd and revolting excesses.

 

DATE CONTENU
2014/06/04 04 > 21.06.2014 Petit Varia Brussels
2014/09/19 19.09.2014 Stadsschouwburg Saint-Nicolas
2014/09/20 20.09.2014 CC Bruges Bruges
2014/09/25 25 > 27.09.2014 Centre Wallonie‐Bruxelles / Jerk Off Festival Paris (FR)
2014/10/01 01.10.2014 CC De Werft Geel
2014/10/03 03.10.2014 C-Mine Genk
2014/10/18 18.10.2014 De Velinx Tongres
2014/10/24 24 > 25.10.2014 Intercity Festival Florence (IT)
2014/11/08 08.11.2014 CC Durbuy Durbuy
2014/11/13 13 > 15.11.2014 Zagreb Dance Center Zagreb (CRO)
2014/11/26 26.11.2014 CC Westrand Dilbeek
2014/11/27 27.11.2014 CC Evergem Evergem
2014/12/04 04.12.2014 Desiré Central Station Festival Subotica (SRB)
2014/12/09 09 > 12.12.2014 CNCDC Chateauvallon Oullioules (FR)
2014/12/16 16.12.2014 Waux-Hall Nivelles
2014/12/16 16.12.2014 De Schakel Waregem

Distribution

— Chorégraphie: Thierry Smits

Thierry Smits

— Danseurs

Emilie Assayag, Juliette Buffard, Konan Dayot, Nicola Leahey, Rafal Popiela

— Dramaturgie

Antoine Pickels

— Assistant à la chorégraphie

Benjamin Bac

 

— Musique

Maxime Bodson

— Costumes

Mat Voorter & Pepa Canel

— Make-up

Jean-Biche

 

— Création lumières

Riccardo Armando Clementi

— Production

Compagnie Thor

— Co-production

CNCDC Châteauvallon

 

Videos

Cocktails - Trailer